Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to British Admiralty
COPY OF TELEGRAM 124
From : Washington. Date 8.6.18.
To : Admiralty. Sent 118 p.m.
Recd/ 8.00 p.m.
124. Your 17 and 18 U.S. Navy Dept. issued war warnings to all vessels to remain in port. This hampered British Ships in U.S. ports and caused some British Ships to take refuge in port. Matter has now been rectified and traffic South of New York proceeding in accordance with my 122 north of New York no change. Approach routes for U.S. ports must necessarily be made in accordance with U.S. Navy Dept. and your 1230 7th June conflicts with that already issued.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Routing list below close: “A C N S [Assistant Chief of Naval Staff RAdm. Alexander L Duff]/D M M 2 [Mercantile Movements Division]/Convoy [Convoy Section] 2/A S D [Anti-Submarine Division]/U S Force Commander [VAdm. William S. Sims].”